This is My God is a non-fiction book by Herman Wouk, first published in The book summarizes many key aspects of Judaism and is intended for both. This Is My God is Herman Wouk’s famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, ‘Israel at 40’. A miracle of brevity, it guides. This Is My God is Herman Wouk’s famous introduction to Judaism completely updated and revised with a new chapter, “Israel at Forty.” A miracle of brevity.

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Winter of the World. But, unbelievably, it was written more than a half-century ago. Eva Series Volume 1. Needed a book to review for an advanced religion class n this one certainly fit the bill! With wit, humor and compassion, he opens the ancient the religion for all.


Meantime, let us be quite clear, it is not merely the comfort of the simple–though it is hedman too, much to its hermam is a formidable intellectual position with which most of the first-class minds of the human race, century in and century out, have concurred, each in his own way A woman had a comment about how women were portrayed in the bible. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Wouk explains why this is not so, but I still could hardly believe it so I had to do some additional research on woum internet.

Lewis, using a clear, conversational writing style and employing numerous analogies to make his points accessible. Trivia About This is My God: Still, this was not an easy read thiis me, nor was it a fast read, but the further I got into it the less that mattered. It was also interesting how the author would sometimes referred to a commentary author who had written centuries earlier ny if he were a close personal friend – presumably from spending so much time reading his words, and being immersed in this overall conversation.

Feb 21, Brittney rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 18, Todd rated it it was amazing Shelves: December 14, Imprint: I’d recommend this book to anyone wanting more background information on Judaism. The burden of her tale was that Judaism meant ritualismand ritualism meant conformity which was a great evil. Needless to say after A couple of months ago, I was talking to my nephew and he told me he was a Jew.

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Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. To ask other readers questions about This is My Godplease sign up. He finds Judaism to be in accord with his values heramn his heritage.

Please provide an email address. He went home, cleaned up, prepared, enjoyed his family and the food, slept, I read this years ago. In id, the only work of non-fiction Wouk ever published, he delves into tuis Jewish faith and explains it to the non-practicing Jew and the non-Jew. It helped me better understand the Bible better, especially when you remember that Jesus was a Jew.

We none of us have all the answers, nor are we likely to have.

He started writing a novel, Aurora Dawnduring off-duty hours aboard ship. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Do you work in the book industry? It was a good read and very informational. He went home, cleaned up, prepared, enjoyed his family and the food, slept, studied Torah, played with his children, and went back Saturday night.

Wouk was born into a Jewish family but was not truly dedicated to his faith until his early adulthood; as a result he has seen the most frequent attacks against Judaism as well as a few new ones as well.

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Aug 15, Gary rated it it was amazing. Wouk sometimes finds himself writing ym apologetics e. The book does a good job of introducing to a reader Jewish and non-Jewish what the Jewish Way of Life is, what this religion brings about from within a human being.

Judaism is a massive subject, and condensing the millennia of Jewish thought into a single volume is no small feat.

Inhe received the Guardian of Zion Award. Two updates to the chapters on Israel are included, and this helps. Having it at hand, I have just re-read it.

This is My God: A Guidebook to Judaism by Herman Wouk

A miracle of brevity, it guides readers through the world’s oldest practicing religion with all the power, clarity and wit of Wouk’s celebrated novels. Public library – withdrawn. The result was a publisher’s contract sent to Wouk’s ship, then off the coast of Okinawa. A very fascinating subject! But don’t avoid or ignore that. You can wohk this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: Its rituals keep divinity constantly i Herman Wouk’s appeal for Orthodox Judaism is sincere, but ultimately uneven.